Recovering from Religion


Recovering from Religion

Unless you were raised by atheist parents, you probably had some recovering to do when you left religion. The purpose of RR is to provide a landing place for people when they jump from religion. With local support groups throughout the US, Canada, UK, and Australia, and real-time resources accessible to everyone, RR is where to turn when faith has lost its luster.

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Members: 541
Latest Activity: Dec 3, 2016

Discussion Forum

In what way are you still recovering from being brought up religious?

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Richard C Brown Aug 30, 2014. 57 Replies

I was brought up in a fundamentalist family.Anyone still dealing with any issues from religion?Do you fear the result of coming out Atheist to your family?Any thoughts are welcome.Continue

Catholic Family / Atheist Wedding - HELP

Started by Megan. Last reply by tom sarbeck May 31, 2014. 4 Replies

Any one else out there still recovering from Catholic guilt??I come from an extremely Catholic family/upbringing. In 6 days I will be the first person in my entire extended family not to marry a Catholic in a Catholic Church.My biggest source of…Continue

Anyone still deal with anything like this?

Started by Starland Seay. Last reply by Matt Skaggs Aug 26, 2013. 27 Replies

One thing I have noticed is a tendency to "doubt" my new path in life. I still want to reach for the Bible sometimes. I still hesitate somewhat when someone mentions Pascal's "Wager"...LOL! Even though I know that science teaches this and that no…Continue

"Thief in the Night"

Started by cbenhamcox. Last reply by Luara Aug 18, 2013. 2 Replies

Last night I was reading Seth Andrew's book, Deconverted, and I almost fell out of my chair when he discussed being forced to watch the end times film from the 1970's call "A Thief in the Night."  He described some of the scenes, and I had a…Continue

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Comment by Charlies T. Rentz on April 11, 2012 at 5:29pm

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Comment by Nathan Stankowski on April 2, 2012 at 7:06pm

Hello RfR.  I feel that I've recovered quite well and wanted to give back to the community.  So I'm going to hang around in case someone want's to talk... talking it out is the best medicine. :)

Comment by Deanna Joy Lyons on March 27, 2012 at 6:36pm

I guess it would be a smart idea for me to remember to post the latest podcast episodes here so they are easy for people to find. :)

Comment by Disillusioned Drew on March 21, 2012 at 10:27pm
Thanks Darrel!
Comment by Darrel Ray on March 21, 2012 at 10:25pm

You shouldn't have any trouble finding us. We will also be wearing RR T-shirts and hats.

Comment by Disillusioned Drew on March 21, 2012 at 9:58pm
I can't wait to connect with RR people this weekend. I am so passionately excited about this organization and excited to see what it will become in the next 10 years!

Hey, does anyone know (Sarah, maybe you know?) if there exists a map somewhere online of the tables/booths that will be at the Rally? In other worsd, RR will be at booth #___, and so on. Thanks!
Comment by Sarah Morehead on March 15, 2012 at 11:25pm

Hi everyone! I'm Sarah Morehead, and in addition to this great community resource here at AN, Jerry and I would also like to encourage everyone to get connected to a local RR group in your area if you are at all able to do so. If you don't have an RR group in your area, it is very easy to start one, and we help every step of the way with personal support as well as connecting you to the entire network of RR facilitators.

Also, for anyone heading to the Reason Rally next weekend, or the American Atheist National Convention, please make sure to stop by the RR table and say hi! We truly enjoy meeting everyone, hearing your stories, and learning from your valuable experiences.

If you can't make it to DC next weekend, you can always contact us at, or on Facebook or Twitter.  As busy as we are right now, we do see the comments posted here and we're thrilled such a supportive community has come together. 

Thanks for being you!

Comment by Darrel Ray on March 8, 2012 at 3:58pm

Friends of Recovering from Religion. As you know, Jerry and Sarah are putting in hundreds of hours a month to grow RR. Neither are anywhere close to the 1%. If you can spare something to help us get them to DC we would appreciate it and it will be doubled! This will be the most important event for RR and a time for many RR people to meet for the first time and strategize for our future.

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Comment by Alice on December 27, 2011 at 6:40pm

I'm really happy that this group is on here - because I think it can be frightening for newly enlightened atheists to be dropped into the apparent piranha soup of AN - LOL - meaning that any supernatural irrational thought is given no quarter... which can feel like being eaten alive to the newly enlightened and as yet un-de-contaminated of religous indoctranation.

Comment by Linda on December 21, 2011 at 10:41am

I enjoyed the Thanksgiving vs Tebowing Youtube clip in which Jerry Dewitt spoke. I can't seem to find the link here now, but whatever, it was in my e-mail notifications this morning and this is where it brought me. I just wanted to say thanks for posting.


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